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Last Updated: February 12, 2009
This page is maintained by Elaine Bergman.

Books on Social Work Careers

Corey, Marianne Schneider and Gerald Corey. (2007). (5th ed). Becoming a Helper.
Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
Subjects: human services-vocational guidance
UALB ULIB HV 10.5 C67 2007

Collison, Brooke E. (1996). Careers in Counseling and Human
Services. Washington, D.C.: Taylor & Francis.
Subjects: careers
UALB ULIB BF 637 C8 C325 1996

Doelling, Carl Nesslein. (2004). (2nd ed.). Social Work Career Development:
A Handbook for Job Hunting and Career Planning
Washington, D.C. National Association of Social Workers.
Subjects: social services, vocational guidance, job hunting
UALB DEWEY HV 10.5 D63 2004

Gibelman, Margaret. (2005). What Social Workers Do. 2nd ed.
Washington, DC: NASW Press.
Subjects: social services, vocational guidance
UALB DEWEY REF HV 91 G447 2004

Gibelman, Margaret and Philip H. Schervish. (1997). Who We Are: A Second Look.
Washington, D.C. NASW Press.
Subjects: social workers, NASW-membership and statistics
UALB DEWEY HV 40.8 U6 G53 1997

Ginsberg, Leon H. (1998). Careers in Social Work.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Subjects: social workers, NASW-membership, statistics
UALB DEWEY HV 10.5 G55 1998

Grobman, Linda May, ed. (2007). Days in the Lives of Gerontological Social Workers:
44 Professionals Tell Stories from Real-Life Social Work Practice with Older Adults.
Harrisburg, Penn: White Hat Communications.
Subjects: social workers, social care work
UALB DEWEY HV 1451 D39 2007

Grobman, Linda May, ed. (2004). Days in the Lives of Social Workers:
50 Professionals Tell "Real-life" Stories from Social Work Practice. 3rd ed.
Harrisburg, Penn: White Hat Communications.
Subjects: social workers, social care work
UALB DEWEY HV 40.8 U6 D39X 2004

Grobman, Linda May, ed. (2005). More Days in the Lives of Social Workers:
35 "Real-Life" Stories of Advocacy, Outreach, and Other Intriguing Roles in Social Work Practice.
Harrisburg, Penn: White Hat Communications.
Subjects: social workers, social care work
UALB DEWEY HV 40.8 U6 M67 2005

Holloway, Immy. (2000). Getting a PHD in Health and Social Care.
Oxford, UK; Malden, MA: Blackwell Science.
Subjects: social work education, community health services, human services,
UALB DEWEY HV 11.8 G7 H644X 2000

Reyes, Jes`us. (2002). The Social Work Graduate School Applicant's Handbook:
The Complete Guide to Selecting and Applying to MSW Programs.
Harrisburg, PA: White Hat Communications.
Subjects: social work education, schools of social work, social services, scholarships,
fellowships, college applications

Resumes for Social Service Careers. (2000). Lincolnwood, IL: VGM
Career Horizons.
Subjects: Resumes
UALB DEWEY REF HB 10.5 v49 2000

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General Resources

Career Resources (University at Albany Libraries)

General career and resume advice for students entering the workforce.

Professional Associations (Social Welfare)

Professional associations for social welfare, from the University at Albany Libraries, Social Welfare homepage.

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Licensing and Accreditation

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABE)

Information on the Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD) which is issued by ABE.

Association of Social Work Boards

Information on licensing, examinations, and continuing education for social workers. Includes a directory of state social work boards.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Accreditation of social work programs, programs and services of CSWE, annual program information.

New York State Office of the Professions - Social Work

Application, requirements, and regulations for social worker licensing in New York State.

Social Work Licensing Examination Services

"Publishers of licensing review and study guides for social workers."

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State Job Resources

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross site of Greater New York posts positions that are available in the New York area.

(Massachusetts) Human Resources Division, Commonwealth Employment Opportunities

Type "Social Work" in Quick Search box to find current job openings with the Massachusetts state government.

National Association of Social Workers New York State Chapter (NASW)

This website includes valuable information pertaining to the field of social work as well as job postings in New York State.

New York State Department of Civil Service

This New York State site can help you locate information pertaining to civil service jobs in New York State. The site also include information on employee benefits, special programs and services in New York State.

New York Work Exchange

The job board of the New York Work Exchange lists openings in mental health and human services fields.

Vermont Career Gateway

Occupational and career information for Vermont.

Vermont Department of Human Resources

Job openings, applications, etc. for Vermont state jobs. Select "Job Applicant Center."

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U.S. Job Resources

American Psychological Association (APA)

Job seekers can create and post a resume on-line and search for positions nationally and internationally from this site.

American Public Human Service Association

APHSA offers excellent information for individuals seeking employment in the fields of health and human services. Job postings include positions in state, local and federal agencies.


This site can help navigate you through the process of finding a position in the field of social work.

Council on Social Work Education - Career Center

Site for job seekers and employers. Resumes and positions can be posted. "Personal Job Alert" service.


GovtJob.Net offers online listings of jobs in state and local governments.

New Social Worker's Online Career Center

Social workers will find guidance here on careers and the job search.

North American Association of Christians in Social work (NACSW)

This is a job and resume posting service which provides a practical, convenient, and cost effective way to connect NACSW members with jobs of special interest to Christians in social work/service throughout the United States and Canada.

A site where job seekers can create and post their resume.

Here is help in finding positions in the fields of mental health, counseling, psychology, non-profit, social work and social service throughout the United States.

Social Work Job Bank

From The New Social Worker magazine, this site features social work jobs at all professional levels, in a variety of settings, and in locations around the world.

Social Work and Social Services (SWSSJO)

This webpage from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis links to job services and job postings in various social work and social services areas.

USA Jobs

USA Jobs can help you build a resume, search for a position in government or agencies throughout the United States.

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